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Australia’s incendiary extreme musical export, THY ART IS MURDER, commence on their conquest of North America today alongside PARKWAY DRIVE! To celebrate, the band has released a lyric video for the track “Violent Reckoning”, here:

The track comes from the THY ART OF MURDER‘s latest album Holy War.

Produced and mixed by Will Putney (SUICIDE SILENCEEXHUMEDTHE ACACIA STRAIN), Holy War is the band’s second release for Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The controversial album cover and packaging photos were shot by the band’s long time photographer and friend, Thomas SavagePARKWAY DRIVE frontman Winston McCall can also be heard as a special guest vocalist on the track “Coffin Dragger”.

Confirmed tour dates are as follows:
10/29/15  San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
10/30/15  Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues (no THY ART IS MURDER)
10/31/15  Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
11/01/15  Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
11/02/15  Seattle, WA – El Corazon
11/03/15  Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw
11/08/15  Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
11/09/15  Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
11/11/15  Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
11/12/15  Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
11/13/15  Montreal, QC – Metropolis
11/14/15  New York, NY – Irving Plaza
11/15/15  Boston, MA – House Of Blues
11/16/15  Huntington, NY – Paramount
11/17/15  Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
11/18/15  Pittsburgh, PA – Altar
11/19/15  Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
11/20/15  Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
11/21/15  Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
11/22/15  Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
11/23/15  Lake Buena Vista, FL – House Of Blues (no THY ART IS MURDER)
11/24/15  Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
11/25/15  New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
11/27/15  Houston, TX – House Of Blues
11/28/15  San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
11/29/15  Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
11/30/15  Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
12/01/15  Denver, CO – The Fillmore
12/02/15  Salt Lake City, UT – Murray Theatre
12/03/15  Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
12/05/15  Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
12/06/15  Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues

Holy War debuted at #82 on the Billboard Top 200, #43 Current Albums, #6 Independent Albums, and #3 Top Hard Music Album in the first week of sales in the U.S. This marks the first time THY ART IS MURDER has made the coveted chart.  The band saw the similar success in their homeland where they reached #7 on the Aria Charts – the highest position ever for an Australian extreme metal act.

Holy War first-week chart positions worldwide:
#82 US Billboard Top 200
#43 US Current Albums
#6 US Independent Albums
#3 US Top Hard Music Albums
#7 in Australia
#70 Germany
#103 Canada Top Current Albums
#137 UK National Album Chart
#22 UK Indie Chart
#10 UK Rock Chart

More on Holy War:
Stream the entire Holy War album
“Light Bearer” music video
“Holy War” music video

Visit THY ART IS MURDER online:

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